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Posted by Dave Rawlings on October 13, 2001 at 13:19:49:
In Reply to: Anyone have experience on an electric upright? posted by DDazey on October 12, 2001 at 10:37:02:
: For years I've been wanting to get an electric upright bass and have yet to actually go purchase one. I've never played on an upright period, but I look forward to the challenge someday.
: I'm just curious who here plays upright, whether it be a big doghouse bass or some type of electric upright. Any pointers on which basses you prefer and why? Anything a beginner upright player should know before buying a bass?
I started to play upright in the college concert band in '74. I had been playing electric since '69 and it was a nice addition. I was using the school's bass and as soon as I was hooked (only a few weeks) I bought my own; a new blonde Englehart for $700. (Remember, this was back in '74). I was able to obtain a new bridge with a pickup built in to it. (Can't remember the name, only know they quit making them about then). The only controls were from the amp but it had incredible tone and volume without feedback. I've nver played a modern elecric upright so can't help you there. Good luck on your search, it will be well worth the work.
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